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Quartet organized by pirate radio pioneer Ronan O'Rahilly out of the remnants of Skip Bifferty, Arc & Bell and Arc, three late '60s/early '70s bands with overlapping memberships--Mick Gallagher on keyboards,…
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Quartet organized by pirate radio pioneer Ronan O'Rahilly out of the remnants of Skip Bifferty, Arc & Bell and Arc, three late '60s/early '70s bands with overlapping memberships--Mick Gallagher on keyboards, John Turnbull on guitar (both ex-Chosen Few and Skip Bifferty), and Norman Watt-Roy on bass, with Charlie Charles joining up months later as the group's permanent drummer. The group cut an album in California during 1976, and with O'Rahilly's connections they should have gotten a lot of press very easily, but an injury to Turnbull's hand shortly after their return to England sidelined the band for weeks, and they never regained their momentum. Watt-Roy and Charles became the core of Ian Dury's Blockheads soon after, and Gallagher and Turnbull joined up alongside of them one album later.